[health-vn] Japan to help build int’l biomedical research centre
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Subject: [vnnews-l] FR-JP: Japan to help build int’l biomedical research centre
Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 22:48:19 -0700
From: Stephen Denney <srdenney at gmail.com>
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Japan to help build int’l biomedical research centre
22:52' 24/05/2009 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - Japan will join hands with Vietnam to build the
International Biomedical Research Centre for the Mekong region to help
regional nations better respond to emerging and dangerous diseases.
The Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hirofumi Nakasone,
announced this during his visit to the Hanoi-based National Institute
of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) to inquire into its capacity to
cope with influenza A/H1N1.
Nakasone, who has been in Vietnam to attend the 9th Asia-Europe
Foreign Ministers’ Meeting scheduled for May 25 and 26 in Hanoi, spoke
highly of the results of medical cooperation between the two
countries, under which a number of Japanese experts are working at the
Health Minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu thanked the Japanese Government for
its valuable assistance to Vietnam’s health sector, particularly its
help to build a level-3 bio-safety lab at the institute.
Trieu appreciated the Japanese-funded Project for Improvement of
Bio-safety and the National Influenza Centre (NIC), saying that these
projects have helped Vietnam be more proactive in preventing and
The minister told his guest that Vietnam has yet to discover any case
of A/H1N1 infection.
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